Archery in Schools, Colleges & Universities
What We Offer
Experience Archery works with primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, offering programmes for young people aged 8 years old upwards.
We can provide one-off taster sessions for a full or half day of archery at your venue, or can design an age appropriate programme to fit into termly or half-termly PE modules or on-going after school clubs. We can also offer archery courses during the school holidays.
If your school has suitable facilities, (hall or field) we can come to you. Prior to running any sessions at your venue, an instructor will assess the spaces suitability and do a full risk assessment and also discuss your requirements and any specific needs of participants.
Alternatively Why Not Come to Us?
Our main indoor venue is in Archway North London.
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Please note: All of our Instructors are fully DBS checked and have sports coach insurance.
Current and Past Clients Include
River House Montessori School, Sir George Monoux College, The Hampshire School, North London International School, Highbury Quadrant School, Greg City Academy, Bowes Primary School, St James Boys School, Rosedale College, St Mary’s School, Hampton Junior School, Cookham Rise Primary School, Hillcross Primary School, Duncombe School, Abercorn School, Garden Primary School, Paddington Academy, South Grove Primary School, Dorchester Primary School, Star Hot Shots Sports Camps, Sports Galore Holiday Camps, Robert Clack Leisure Centre.
Social and Life Skills
Archery has many transferable skills which can be linked in with Citizenship lessons or Life Skills and Personal Development programmes. Some of the skills archery promotes include: self-discipline, mental arithmetic, staying calm under pressure, cooperation, following instructions, working individually and as part of a team.
In order to take part in an archery session, students must adhere to strict safety guidelines, which encourage personal responsibility and consideration of the safety of others. Furthermore, involvement in active, structured activities with tangible outcomes has been shown to promote self-esteem and emotional well-being in short-term and longer-term projects.
Structure of Sessions
Our sessions can be self-contained or part of a longer term programme depending on your requirements. Sessions are designed to be educational and fun, and generally last between 50 mins – 1.5 hours.
A typical first session runs as follows:
- Sessions begin with a full safety briefing and providing equipment to each participant
- Demonstration of correct shooting technique
- Individual guidance to support each participant to shoot safely
- Group shooting
- Archery shooting games and introduction to scoring
- Finish off with a fun light hearted competition
On-going programmes work towards developing greater technique and understanding of archery. Students can work towards gaining specific awards through the World Archery or Archery GB Beginner Award Programmes.
Terms & Conditions/Cancellations:
Please note we require 14 days notice to amend or cancel a mobile booking, and while every effort will be made to accommodate you this cannot be guaranteed. We require payment in full to confirm the booking; all payments are non-refundable in the event of a cancellation or no show with less than 14 days notice. Cancellations or amendments with longer than 14 days notice will incur a 20% charge on the full cost of the booking. We reserve the right to cancel a session at any time, if this occurs for any reason we will of course notify you by email or telephone and offer a full refund, credit or transfer to another date, no other costs will be considered. Unfortunately our costs for coaches and preparation for the event are the same whether the session goes ahead or not.
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Founded Experience Archery in 2009 as there was a shortage of year round indoor shooting opportunities for children and adults in London. He is an Archery GB level 2 Coach and also a NCF Crossbow instructor. He has been coaching for over 10 years and shooting Olympic recurve for nearly 14 years. Leander has won numerous local and county competitions including Middlesex and Bedfordshire indoor championships. He started his archery journey while working as an actor and has used his shooting skills in various films, adverts and promotional events. Leander coaches more than shoots these days and enjoys teaching beginners as well as working with more experienced archers.
Is an Archery GB level 1 Coach and NCF Crossbow instructor. Austin has shot many different bow styles over the last 10 years including Olympic recurve, compound, traditional and also crossbows. Nowadays he mainly shoots his traditional bow from time to time, but mostly enjoys sharing his knowledge running beginner courses, have a go’s, our kids club and various archery parties and events with Experience Archery.
Is an Archery GB level 1 Coach who has been shooting Olympic recurve for over 7 years. He taught himself bow tuning and various shooting techniques. He has been successful in local competitions and also represented Middlesex in inter-county team competitions. As well as coaching at Experience Archery he also works at an Archery Shop and is a member of another local archery club where he coaches regularly and runs their kids club too. Kevin is very proud to have won their club championships twice. He is always happy to help other archers and hopes to pass on the skills and knowledge he’s learnt to help you succeed in your shooting journey too.
Is an Archery GB level 2 coach who started her archery journey in Bulgaria over 17 years ago. She competed regularly as a junior, winning many individual and team awards shooting recurve. She also later took up shooting compound and trained at the National Sports Academy in her home country, graduating with a degree in Archery coaching, PE and sports management. During her time studying she regularly coached at her local club and since moving to the UK has been coaching with Experience Archery. She looks forward to passing on her expertise and experience to beginners.
129 St John’s Way
Our Main Venue
- Our venue is about 5 mins walk from Archway tube station
- Nearest Tube Station: Archway
- Buses 41 and 210 run along St Johns Way